Volume 92 Issue 21 | p. 41 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 26, 2014

Reducing CO2 In Ionic Liquids

Study suggests new strategy for enhancing rate and efficiency of catalytic electroreduction of carbon dioxide
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: CO2, carbon dioxide, electrochemistry, ionic liquid, electroreduction

Converting CO2 to chemicals and fuels by reducing it electrochemically could be an attractive way to make products from an inexpensive, sustainable, and widely available feedstock. One of the challenges in implementing that process on a large scale is finding a catalyst that mediates that transformation with high activity and little energy input. A study led by David C. Grills and Yasuo Matsubara of Brookhaven National Laboratory may lead to a . . .

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